Divorce Attorney in Birmingham
Handling Divorces Throughout Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair Counties
The divorce process can be daunting. Even though you may look forward to the time you are able to start fresh, dealing with the complex legal process, not to mention the painful emotions and memories, can take a great toll on you as well as your family.
On top of everything you are going through, there may be complicated financial issues to settle. If you have children, you will need to figure out child support and visitation schedules with your partner. Even if you and your former spouse aim to part ways amicably, it can be a struggle to come to an agreement on these sensitive issues.
To make the process as smooth as possible, it is key to work with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer who is familiar with Alabama's contested and uncontested divorce laws. When it comes to dealing with these challenging issues, the Law Office of Albert Moore is ready to support you, so get in touch as soon as possible.
Contact us now at (205) 453-1549 to request your free legal consultation with our experienced Birmingham divorce lawyer.
Alabama Family & Divorce Law Issues We Resolve
If you are going through a divorce, there are many complications that could arise. Trying to deal with these complex situations may seem overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you are trying to sort things out with your soon to be ex-partner on your own.
Fortunately, our lawyer is extremely knowledgeable about settling these kinds of issues.
We can guide you through all divorce-related considerations, including:
- Custody and visitation
- Child support
- Alimony and spousal support
- Postnuptial agreements and forms
- Modification of divorce agreements
- Division of assets and debts
- And more
What is a Contested Divorce in Alabama?
Many people tend to assume that “contested” divorce means that one of the spouses does not want to get the divorce, but this is not usually the case. Contested divorce instead usually refers to a scenario where one or both spouses cannot come to an agreement about a specific term or multiple terms about what will occur following the divorce.
In many cases, this involves parental division and responsibilities for children, or how the financial assets will be divided between the two parties. Divorce is a stressful event as it is, and when disagreements arise, the emotional tension can elevate quickly.
But with the help of our experienced Birmingham divorce attorney, our firm can handle your case with empathy and tact, helping you resolve even the most complex situation throughout your divorce.
What You Need to Know About Property Division in an Alabama Divorce
Property division laws vary from state to state. Here in Alabama, our "equitable distribution" system provides for a fair, but not necessarily equal, division of assets and debts.
Whereas some states follow a rigid 50/50 formula to divide marital properly evenly, Alabama's approach takes into account a number of factors to evaluate each situation in a more nuanced manner.
These factors include:
- How long the couple was married
- How much income each spouse contributed to the marriage
- Each spouse's expected post-divorce childcare responsibilities
- Each spouse's ability to earn a living after the divorce is finalized
- Whether either spouse committed adultery or abuse during the marriage
- And more
Only property obtained during a marriage is subject to division; any separate assets belonging to either spouse remain with the original owner.
Personalized, Flexible Divorce Representation for Men & Women
No divorce is ever the same – every situation presents its own set of challenges to navigate through. Regardless of the circumstances, however, you need someone you can count on to be flexible for whatever difficulty occurs.
Even if modifications or alternations need to be made, you can rely on our trustworthy divorce attorney in Birmingham to help you deal any situation that arises. Just get in touch with Attorney Albert Moore for devoted aid in moving forward during this difficult time.